15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Auckland


Livingstone, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone online tour itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Livingstone is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Livingstone. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Livingstone hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 21st (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip maker website.

Victoria Falls is very close to Livingstone. While traveling from Livingstone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Ngamiland East, Botswana — 2 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East attractions website.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Windhoek.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Windhoek, Namibia — 1 night

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and finally look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

Start your trip to Windhoek by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Windhoek are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Swakopmund.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Flamingo lagoon, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get slightly colder in Swakopmund: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Zimbabwe travel guide

Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Botswana travel guide

Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Namibia travel guide

Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.